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kawathrasher

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kawathrasher says:

Bit of a Dilema

Never really got much service history with the big R and as the milage has just turned 17k i am gonna put her in for a service

My problem being do i put her in for a 20 thou service which i think involves a valve clearence as well as the usual plugs filter n fluid or go for something abit nearer her age (2005) which should really be 28000 mile based on an averege of 4k a year (as per the norm)

Figures from the Yamaha service manual i may add

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

mileage???????????????

You know the answer as well as sleeping at night,there`s only 20 valves to check.:shock: 

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Anonymous

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Anonymous  says:

valve clearance

gets done early on in the bikes life once its run in a bit doesen't it ? in the past i have seen big yamahas and honda with best part of 30 000 miles on that were in for their first or second valve clearance check and the bikes still ran perfectly which is testament to the quality of the engines .....i would personally save me pennies up for the big un and just get the fluids and filters done for now and look at putting it in at about 25 000 miles +:biggrin:

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Jeni4

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Jeni4 says:

For peace of mind I'd say

get it done, but guess it depends on how much mileage you expect to put on it this year and how much cash you've got...

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chriscg

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chriscg says:

you could

try checking out the owners forum for advice and see if when others had theres done the clearances were out or not. Maybe get a quote for the job too,just to see what money it will take.And if you use a good and honest mechanic,there advice.

 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

clearances

should be checked every 25,000 on the fzs1000/ri.

Are you sure yours has done 17,000m?

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Servicing

If you intend to keep the bike then get it fully serviced and then you not only have peace of mind but you also have a starting point for the sevice schedule going forwards.  Keeping records from then on will also give any prospective purchaser some peace of mind should you decide to move the bike on. 

The truth of the matter is that most manufacturers are conservative when setting the schedules anyway but I have always had my machines serviced on time and have had little mechanical trouble with them over the years. 

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kawathrasher

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kawathrasher says:

Morning all

Probably will just get the 20,000 service done as current milage is 17,098 so can't do any harm but will ask the mechanic wot he thinks in regards to the valve clearences.

Would imagine i'll have the bike for a couple more years at least (Unless i get tempted by a black beauty before that :winkie:)

 

cheers all :sunglasses:

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